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Specialization Counselor Training and Coaching Intensives: Thursday – Saturday

Intensive Registration Includes:

  • 12 hours Specialization Counselor Training
  • Intensive Notebook
  • Welcome Reception (Thursday evening)
  • Entrance to all National Conference Plenary Sessions and Exhibit/Sponsor Hall
  • Up to 18 CEs (CE’s included in Intensive Registration Fee)
  • Professional Certificate of Completion in your designated area of study

030: Mental Health and the Mission of the Church
Imagine church members, pastors, small group leaders, counselors, mental health advocates, coaches, crisis responders, chaplains, and more gathering together to have a new conversation and learning about “Mental Health and the Mission of the Church.” The world is full of broken people, and who better equipped to help heal that brokenness than the Church? This intensive seeks to help people bridge the gap between mental health and the Church.

040: Neurobiology and the Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Experience changes brain structure and function. Beginning before conception and continuing in utero and through life, this intensive will explore how environment, experience, and choice alter human DNA and impact brain structure and function. Dr. Tim Jennings will lead this information-packed intensive, giving attendees the opportunity to dive deep into the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.

050: Attachment-based, Empirically-supported Treatment for Chronic Depression and Relational Trauma
Early attachment issues can have long-lasting effects on an individual’s emotional well-being. This intensive focuses on the connection between attachment, chronic depression, and relational trauma. Join Dr. Gary Sibcy to learn effective, research-based treatment methods.

060: Trauma and Crisis Response: The First 48 Hours
Providing effective emotional and spiritual care to individuals, families, and communities following critical incidents and during times of crisis requires special training, skills, and understanding of the unique role of the crisis responder. The first 48 hours after a crisis occurs are critical. How can a counselor most effectively help in this crucial period? Join Dr. Kevin Ellers and Jennifer Cisney Ellers in this powerful intensive to find out how.

070: Building and Maintaining a Thriving Coaching Practice
The world of coaching is growing rapidly… don’t get left behind! In this exciting intensive, Dr. Catherine Hart Weber, Dr. Sylvia Frejd, and Georgia Shaffer will unpack tools and techniques that you can use to start your own thriving coaching practice.

080: Reproductive Loss and Sexual Trauma
Reproductive loss is often traumatic, and when the loss occurs in conjunction with sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner violence and human trafficking, the already arduous task of healing is dramatically complicated. This interactive, multifaceted intensive will educate you on the latest trends and research, as well as equip you with evidence-based treatment strategies and practices.